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Morning, everybody! Busy week! I know people can be consumed with the news of the day. But we are here working on people's problems every day. We have all these committees that do different jobs, and our job is to make sure that we still make progress for the American people, and we're doing that. It's just not what we're being asked
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May 29 2017 Trump Presidency
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The aspiration and the goal [of this budget] is right on the

Here's what I'm happy about. We finally have a president who's willing to actually even balance the budget. At least we now have common objectives. Grow the economy, balance the

We can finally turn the page on the Obama era of bloated budgets that never balance. President Trump has proven his commitment to fiscal responsibility with a budget that will grow the

Clearly Congress will take that budget and work on our own budget, which is the case every single year. But at least we now have common objectives – grow the economy, balance the budget. So now we are on common ground and we will have a great debate on the details of how to achieve

The writing was already on the wall that Obamacare was failing. Unfortunately, the Left is only now calling it out–with a pathetic attempt to point the finger at

Sure, drama is not helpful in getting things done. But we are getting things done!feedback

I don't worry about things that are outside my

No leaks, all right? This is how we know we're a real family

His years of experience fighting poverty and repression in the developing world make him an exceptional choice. In this post, Mark will serve as a strong voice for liberty and help strengthen American leadership

I'm not even going to give credence to that. I'm not even – there's not even a point making a comment on

Drama is not helpful in getting things done, but we're still getting things done. The special counsel will follow the facts where ever they may lead. It is premature to prejudge anything at this

We need the facts. It is obvious there – there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House. And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent

I welcome his role at the Department of Justice. The important ongoing bipartisan investigation in the House will also

There's clearly a lot of politics being played. Our job is to get the facts and to be sober about doing

I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey if this happens as he allegedly describes; why didn't he take action at the time? So there are a lot of unanswered questions. What I told our members is: now is the time to gather all the pertinent

We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White

There are some people out there who want to harm the

We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House and that means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information. I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey about why if this happened as he allegedly describes, why he didn't take action at the time. So there are a lot of unanswered

We're not going to try and play to the crowd, or meet a

It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House. And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent

It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. Our job is to be responsible, sober and focused only on gathering the

She was entrusted with some of our nation's most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified

We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is

The left and Nancy Pelosi ... are trying to hit you with an avalanche of

He said, I had no idea that that's what she was gonna talk about … I thought she was going to talk about something

I really do believe we can get this by the end of the summer. I hope the Senate can move this bill fairly quickly – hopefully in a month or

There wasn't a CBO analysis of this bill. Have you met your own standard here?feedback

Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a preexisting condition. And under this bill, you cannot only not be denied coverage –. Let me finish my point. You can't charge people more if they keep continuous coverage. Yes. I think this is a kind of a bogus attack from the

No, no, I don't, because I think the micro-management of Medicaid by the federal government. The Medicaid system isn't

We're keeping our word. People expect their elected leaders, if they run and campaign on doing something, they expect them to do that. And that's what we're doing. We would spell disaster for ourselves, politically ... if we go back on our

We think we need to do even more support for people who are older and also more support for people with pre-existing conditions. The Senate will complete the

This is one stage in a multistage legislative process. You know how this works. They pass a bill through the House. Then they pass a bill through the Senate. And then you go to conference and iron out the

We are proud of this effort, it's us keeping our promises and it's a lot better than

The schedule that we have here is very aggressive, and we can't get to tax reform until we do

We've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a

We still have a lot of work to do to get this signed into law, and I know our friends in the Senate are eager to get to work. We are going to see that work through. You know why we're going to see this work through? Because the issues are just too important. The stakes are just too

We've got a lot of work to do. But one thing is now clear. Republicans are committed to keeping our promise to lift the burden of Obamacare from the American people and put in place a better and more patient-centered

A lot of use have waited seven years to case this vote. This bill delivers the promises we have made to the American

Many of you have been waiting seven years to cast this vote. Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this

[I've] only been a politician for a short period of time. How am I doing? Am I doing okay? I'm president. Heh! Hey, I'm president!feedback

We can continue with the status quo or we can put this collapsing law behind us and end this failed

Many of us are here because we pledged to cast this very vote. Are we going to keep the promises that we made, or are we going to falter?feedback

This is a crisis, and it is

I don't think we should pass bills that we haven't read that we don't know what they

No longer will the needs of our military be held hostage by the demands for more domestic spending. In my mind, that is what's most important

What we really wanted to do is break the parity requirement that we endured under Obama, where if you wanted to put a dollar into the military for a ship, for a plane, for bullets, for gas, you had to give the domestic spending of federal government another

His amendment that he's working on is something that nobody has a problem with, and it's actually helping. We're getting extremely

VERIFIED: The MacArthur amendment protects people with pre-existing conditions. The amendment is very clear: Under no circumstance can people be denied coverage because of a pre-existing

There are a few layers of protections for pre-existing conditions in this

This forced parity that we lived under the Obama years really constrained our ability to rebuild our military for this century. No longer are the needs of our military going to be held hostage for increases in domestic

This means that we can finally make real important strides to increase and improve our readiness. It means we can get our service members the tools and the resources they need to confront the threats that we face all around the

I'd say Tom MacArthur, who actually has an entire career working in insurance, understanding the math and the mechanics and the actuarial science of insurance, has come up with a very innovative amendment that we think works really

This is a unique area for me, living a life in insurance, living with health care issues twice in my life that have resulted in death and seeing the aftermath of that. We bring our perspective in life to everything we

How many times have I had this, Do you agree with the tweet this morning?feedback

America will be stronger and safer because of this government funding bill. It acts on President Trump's commitment to rebuild our military for the 21st century and bolster our nation's border security to protect our homeland. Importantly, we have boosted resources for our defense needs without corresponding increases in non-defense spending, as Democrats had insisted upon for

That's the whole goal, to make it easier for

We're not working on a deportation

I think people's seats are at risk if we don't do what we said we'd

I'd be kinda shocked if the Democrats would want to create a government shutdown because they have been dragging their feet. I'm confident we'll be able to pass a short-term

This is a setback – no two ways about it – but it is not the end of this story. We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable

We think the MacArthur Amendment is a great way to lower premiums, give states more flexibility. We think it's

We've been briefed on what they're going to do and it's basically along exactly the same lines that we want to go, so we see this as progress being made. We're moving and getting on the same

We think the MacArthur amendment is a great way to lower premiums [and] give states more flexibility while protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Those are the three things we want to achieve. I think it helps us get to

We like it a lot, it puts us on the same page, we're in agreement on 80 percent and on the 20 percent we're in the same

We think it's very constructive. I think it helps us get to

I enjoy Bill Clinton. The first two years of his term were one thing, but the rest of his presidency was tempered with moderation, and the nation

Wherever we land will be a product the president can and will

Where others would pivot, he stays true to who he

We're in the midst of negotiating sort of finishing touches. It's difficult to do. We're very close. It's basically, make good on the promises that were

As soon as possible for us is by the end of summer but we're going to take our time to get it right. We can clearly get this done by the end of summer but if it needs to go a little longer, we'll do

Ultimately, it is up to the British people to decide their political future–as only they can. And honestly, as my colleagues can attest, we Americans have enough on our plate . . . so I will simply say good luck and please know that no matter the outcome, the United States will proudly stand by your new

Times like these call for bold leadership, and Theresa May is certainly setting the standard. Yesterday's news and today's vote is indeed a historic

We want, as soon as the UK is ready and able, to do a trade agreement, a bilateral trade agreement. We will stand with you through all of it. We're going to be with you through every step of the way. And I know it will be a hard fought election, but hey, don't expect too much sympathy from us... you see we in the House of Representatives are used to doing this every two

... Of course we don't want to have military options employed, but we must keep all options on the

I cannot imagine you will not get this done, and we will be with you every step of the

Now that article 50 has been invoked, the UK and the EU will determine the best path forward over the course of these negotiations. We want the parties to come together and strike a lasting agreement: a strong UK-EU relationship is in all of our best interests. In that same vein, the United States will work closely with our EU friends and chart a path forward on TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] negotiations. At the same time we are committed to working with President Trump and your government to achieve a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and

This is one of the bipartisan messages I bring with me, I bring Democrats and Republicans here to this room to this country today, to say that the United States stands ready to forge a new trade agreement with Great Britain as soon as possible so that we may further tap into the great potential between our two people. When a leader gases his own people, you have to make good your word to oppose. Of course all options are on the table – you never take options off the

And I do believe that Donald Trump is a guy who has good relationships, who knows how to get deals

We believe in Congress retaining its lawmaking power, but this lawsuit hasn't run its course. While the lawsuit is running its course, the administration is exercising their discretion with respect to the [cost sharing reductions].feedback

Taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortion, plain and simple. We remain united and steadfast in our commitment to life and religious

We don't want to pull the rug out from under

The good news is we don't have to deal with the Obama administration. We don't have to fight an administration that we disagree with on so many issues. We are now working with an administration we agree

These tactical strikes make clear that the Assad regime can no longer count on American inaction as it carries out atrocities against the Syrian

I am confident that he will oversee a professional investigation into Russia's actions and follow the facts wherever they may

I think Chairman Nunes wants to make sure this is not a distraction to a very important

This brings us closer to the final agreement that we all want to achieve. We have more work to

It is clear that this process would be a distraction for the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in our

After years of talk about cutting red tape, it is now actually happening. We are reversing the Obama administration's most recent and last regulatory onslaught. And, more fundamentally, we are returning power from unelected bureaucrats in Washington to the states and the people that we

It's alive, and we're making progress. It's going to take a little bit of

It is clear that this process would be a distraction for the House intelligence committee's investigation into Russian interference in our election. Chairman Nunes has offered to step aside as the lead Republican on this probe, and I fully support this

The House has a (tax reform) plan but the Senate doesn't quite have one yet. They're working on one. The White House hasn't nailed it

We can keep working this for weeks now. We've got time to figure this

We're throwing around concepts to improve the bill. That's occurring right now, but that is not to say that we are ready to

Right now, we're just at that conceptual stage about how to move forward in a way that can get everybody to 216. Now we're throwing around concepts to improve the bill. That's occurring right now. But that is not to say that we are ready to

Right now, we're just at that conceptual stage. It's important that we don't just win the votes of one caucus, or one group, but that we get the votes and get the consensus of 216 of our

If conservatives want 100 percent repeal, let's say moderates want 80 percent repeal. Let's vote on 90 percent repeal, and be done with

The whole idea of Obamacare is the people ... who are healthy pay for the people who are sick; it's not working and that's why it's in a death

We've been an opposition party for ten years. We've got to become a proposition, governing

We think reconciliation is the tool, because that gets it into law. Reconciliation is the way to

I understand the president's frustration. I share frustration. ... We're close. What I am encouraging our members to do is keep talking with each other until we can get consensus to pass this bill. But it's very understandable that the president is frustrated, that we haven't gotten to where we need to

If we don't do this, then he'll just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare, and that's hardly a conservative thing. This is a can-do president. He's a business guy who wants to get things done, and I know that he wants to get things done with the Republican Congress. But if this Republican Congress allows the perfect to be the enemy of the good, I worry we'll push the president into working with

What I worry about (…) is that if we don't do this, then he'll just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare and that's not – that's hardly a conservative thing. They're not going to help us repeal Obamacare, that's my

The Democrats aren't for repealing Obamacare. We are. I'm not going to put some kind of artificial deadline. You all know that he does that in various forms, including Twitter. I understand the president's frustration. What I encourage our members to do is keep talking until we get this done, to pass

I understand the president's frustration. I share frustration. About 90 percent of our conference is for this bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and about 10 percent are not and that's not enough to pass a

I won't speak for the FBI, but I've never seen any suggestion or any evidence that that's the

I don't want that to happen. I don't want government running health care. The government shouldn't tell you what you must do with your life, with your

What I am encouraging members to do is keep talking to one another until we can pass this bill. [Trump] is expressing his frustration. We all know he does that in various forms, including Twitter. The failing @nytimes has disgraced the media world. Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change libel laws?feedback

We have come a long way in our country when the speaker of one party urges a president NOT to work with the other party to solve a problem. The Democrats aren't for repealing Obamacare. We are. We work with Democrats all the time ... but I don't think it's a stretch of the mind to suggest that the Democrats disagree with us about repealing Obamacare. So if we're going to do what we said we would do and repeal and replace Obamacare, something tells me the Democrats are not going to help

Medicaid -- sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate -- we've been dreaming of this since I've been around, since you and I were drinking at a

It's the same thing as always around this place – a lot of politics, people get heated, but I'm not going to involve myself with

And we saw good overtures from those members from different parts of our conference to get there because we all share these goals and we're just going to have to figure out how to get it

I won't tell you the timeline because we want to get it right. We have an aggressive agenda and we've been moving quickly on this aggressive agenda, but we want to make sure that we get it

Yes, this does make tax reform more difficult, but it does not in any way make it

Today's executive order is based on a fundamental truth: energy drives our economy. President Obama disregarded this, and the result was a barrage of regulations that crippled America's energy industry. That is all in the past now. President Trump's executive order will help America's energy workers and reverse much of the damage

Basically . . . 90 percent of our members of the conference were there and ready to go and be a governing party and were happy with where we were, and around 10 percent were still in what I would call 'opposition party mode'. About 10 percent of our people, a particular bloc, just weren't there yet, even with the president's

When we're in Florida, I will lay out the path forward on health care and all the rest of the agenda. I will explain how it all still works, and how we're still moving forward on health care with other ideas and plans. So please make sure that if you can come, you come – it will be good to look at what can feasibly get done and where things currently stand. But know this: We are not giving

We are going to keep getting at this thing. We're not going to just all of a sudden abandon health care and move on to the rest. We are going to move on with rest of our agenda, keep that on track, while we work the health care problem. . . . It's just that valuable, that important. Ninety percent of our conference was very, very upset with about 10 percent, and I didn't want things being done and said that people would regret. So I sent folks home for the weekend to just kind of soak in what had happened, appreciate the situation and start over and get back to work

In a strange way, this really merged our teams – our team in the House with the president's team – even more closely. I think the White House, the president in particular, has a much, much clearer understanding of just the dynamic that we have in the House Republican Conference. And so that, if anything, is very helpful that he really now appreciates the challenges we have of governing and of becoming a governing

Does it have to be fully offset? My personal response is

We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now, in three months' time, we try to go to governing where we actually have to get ... people to agree with each other. We will get there. But we weren't there

Moving from an opposition party to a governing party, comes with growing pains and well, we're feeling those growing pains

Obamacare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not

We'll have 218 (votes) when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you

The president gave his all in this effort. He's really been

I like Speaker Ryan. He worked very, very hard. A lot of different groups. He's got a lot of factions. And there's been a long history of liking and disliking, even within the Republican Party, long before I got here. I'm not going to speak badly about anybody within the

I will not sugar coat this, this is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. All of us we will take time to reflect on how we got here, what we could have done better…This is a setback, but it is not the end of the

I will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. The president gave his all. … This is a setback, no two ways about it. But it is not the end of the

We need to get 216 people to agree with each other to write legislation, not 210, not

We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now in three months' time we tried to go to a governing party where we actually had to get 216 people to agree with each other on how we do things. We have even more agreement on the need and the nature of tax reform on funding the government, on rebuilding the military, on securing the

I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, because they own Obamacare. They 100 percent own

For seven and a half years we have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it's collapsing and it's failing families, and tomorrow we're

There are only so many things you can do in that bill because of Senate floor rules, reconciliation. You can't put everything you want in that legislation, because if you did it would be filibustered, and you couldn't even bring it up for a vote in the

Instead of imposing arrogant and paternalistic mandates, it would increase choice and competition, creating a vibrant market where every American will have access to quality, affordable

I am saying I have seen nothing of that. I have seen nothing come of that. And then TIME magazine, which treats me horribly, but obviously I sell, I assume this is going to be a cover too, have I set the record? I guess, right? Covers, nobody's had more

The bottom line is, we made a promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, and we are going to keep our

Our whole thing is we don't want to load up our bill in such a way that it doesn't even get considered in the Senate and it's killed in the Senate, and then we lost our one chance with this one tool we

If you get 85 percent of what you want, that's pretty darn good. We don't want to put something in this bill that the Senate is telling us is

The president just came here and knocked the ball out of the park. He knocked the cover off the

I disagree with that, because we have a lot of Freedom Caucus members who are supporting this bill. This is our chance, and this is our moment, it's a big moment. And I think our members are beginning to appreciate just what kind of rendezvous with destiny we have right

President Trump was here to do what he does best and that is to close the

With this amendment we accelerate tax relief, give states additional options to spend health care dollars how they choose, strengthen what were already substantial pro-life protections and ensure there are necessary resources to help older Americans and the

So Medicaid, sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate, we've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg. ... I've been thinking about this stuff for a long time. We're on the cusp of doing something we've long believed

I would say, this is the very, very beginning of the budget process. We are encouraged that we're seeing an increase in defense because we think our military has been hollowed out. But I will say that NIH is something that's particularly popular in Congress. ... So, that is something that I think in Congress you'll see probably some

We believe we should have even more assistance. And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs. We think that we should be offering even more assistance than what the bill currently

We are making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements. The president is bringing people to his table, and I'm very impressed with how the president is helping us close this bill, and making the improvements that we've been making, getting the votes. . . . We are right where we want to

Freedom is the ability to buy what you want to fit what you

To what our forefathers have started and our children will continue, may the light always shine upon them. Slá

I would say that there is no intrigue, palace intrigue, divisions between the principals. We have a

My job is to move bills through the House. I am not the Senate majority

Clearly, the main parts of this bill are going to stay exactly as they

The intelligence committees in their continuing, widening ongoing investigation of all things Russia, got to the bottom – at least so far with respect to our intelligence community – that no such wiretap

We feel like we're making great strides and great progress on getting a bill that can

There is no intrigue, palace intrigue, divisions between the principals ... there really is no schism whatsoever. I'm excited at the fact that we have a president who likes closing deals. We've got a president who thinks bold, thinks big, wants to act, and wants to get us to the finish line. And he's being very constructive in doing

Now that we have our score we can make some necessary improvements and refinements to the bill. We are on the same page as the White House. I think there are those who would love to wedge us for one reason or another, but that's just not the

If we're not going to take care of the people, I'm not signing anything. I'm not going to be doing it, just so you

This president is getting deeply involved. He is helping bridge gaps in our conference. He is a constructive force to help us get to a resolution so that we get consensus on how to repeal and replace

The major components are staying intact because this is something we wrote with President Trump. This is something we wrote with the Senate

Put this against the backdrop that Obamacare is collapsing. This, compared to the status quo, is far

One conservative group is saying, By golly, you better put shopping across state lines in this bill or else we're not going to support it. Guess what, Chad? If we did that, we wouldn't be able to pass this bill. It would be filibustered in the Senate. It wouldn't even come up for a

Now that we have this encouraging score from the CBO this gives us even more room to work on to make good fine tuning finishing touches on this bill as it moves through the four committee

For every one dollar of federal dollars, there's $40 of private sector spending. We want to leverage as much private-sector dollars as possible to maximize the fixing of our

Our plan is not about forcing people to buy expensive, one-size-fits-all

It ends funding to Planned Parenthood and sends money to community

I'm pretty encouraged by it, it actually exceeded my expectations. If we're not going to force someone to buy something they don't want to buy they're not going to buy it, and that's kind of

We're a melting pot. My family's here because the potatoes stopped growing in Ireland. The American idea is this beautiful idea which is there for everyone, which is that the condition of your birth doesn't determine your outcome in

The one thing I'm certain will happen is CBO will say, well, gosh, not as many people will get coverage. You know why? Because this isn't a government mandate. This is not the government makes you buy what we say you should buy, and therefore the government thinks you're all going to buy it. So there's no way we can–you can compete with on paper a government mandate with

The one thing I'm certain will happen is CBO will say: 'Well, gosh. Not as many people will get coverage. You know why? Because this isn't a government

Do I believe that all Americans should have access to health care? Absolutely, I do. Not everything in the Affordable Care Act is bad. As we move forward and take a look at some of these changes and what's occurring, I think we ought to embrace what's good in the Affordable Care

We offered it up in June. We ran on it all through the election. And now we've translated it into

I can't answer that question. It's up to the

The one thing I'm certain will happen is CBO will say, Well, gosh, not as many people will get coverage.' You know why? Because this isn't a government

What we're trying to achieve here is bringing down the cost of care, bringing down the cost of insurance not through government mandates and monopolies but by having more choice and competition. We're not going to make an American do what they don't want to

But we're not going to make an American do what they don't want to do. You get it if you want it. That's

There are only so many things you can do in that bill because of the Senate floor rules for reconciliation. You can't put everything you want in that legislation because if you did, it would be filibustered and you couldn't even bring it up for a vote in the

The idea of Obamacare is … that the people who are healthy pay for the people who are sick. It's not working, and that's why it's in a death

This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare. It really comes down to a binary

This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare. The time is here. The time is now. This is the moment. And this is the closest this will ever

What matters is that we're lowering the cost of health care and giving people access to affordable health care

This is what good, conservative health care reform looks like. It is bold and it is long overdue, and it is us fulfilling our

It repeals Obamacare's taxes, it repeals Obamacare's spending, it repeals Obamacare's mandates. It creates a vibrant market where insurance companies compete for your business, where you have lower costs, more choices, and greater control over your health care. And it returns power – this is most important – this returns power from Washington back to doctors and patients, back to states. This is what good, conservative health care reform looks

This is the choice we face. Are we going to stay with Obamacare ... or are we going to do what we said we would

Most importantly, we get Washington out of the business of being a nanny

This is the choice we face – are we going to stay with Obamacare ... or are we going to do what we said we would do. Most importantly, we get Washington out of the business of being a nanny

What I would say is there is a great deal of evidence that this is the beginning of the negotiation. We will have 218 votes. This is the beginning of legislative process, we have got a few weeks we will have to wait. We will have to wait when this thing comes along, I can guarantee you

Doing big things is never easy, but we have made a promise, and we are going to keep that promise. We will have 218 [votes] when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you

Skyrocketing premiums, soaring deductibles, and dwindling choices are not what the people were promised seven years ago. It's time to turn a page and rescue our health care system from this disastrous law. The American Health Care Act is a plan to drive down costs, encourage competition, and give every American access to quality, affordable health

This unified Republican government will deliver relief and peace of mind to the millions of Americans suffering under

This revised executive order advances our shared goal of protecting the

I am perfectly confident that when it's all said and done, we're going to unify, because we all, every Republican, ran on repealing and replacing [Obamacare] and we're going to keep our

I am perfectly confident that when it's all said and done, we're going to unify, because we all, every Republican, ran on repealing and replacing, and we're going to keep our

Obamacare is built on a house of sand that is quickly

This is the bill we ran on in 2016. We've been running on repealing and replacing Obamacare since 2010. The law is collapsing, and you can't just repeal it. You have to replace it with a system that actually

If he himself is a subject of an investigation, of course he should (recuse himself.) But if he's not I don't see any purpose or reason for doing

I am sitting here listening to this testimony. I just don't believe it. That's your problem: Nobody believes

I don't think the administration is opposed to long term entitlement reform. The administration is opposed to changing benefits for people at or near retirement. From all my conversations with the president he says, I don't want to change benefits for people at or near retirement and we agree with

They did an exhaustive IC-community wide investigation, and brought us all the findings, even the oppo-research thing that they had in there that you guys all talked about. I'm not going to get into those things. Do I think that it affected the outcome? Not in the least. I think that's an open

No one has ever showed us any evidence that any collusion had occurred between an American involved with the political system and the Russians. [Jim] Clapper and [John] Brennan did a government-wide investigation from November through December. They did a scrub of everything – presented it all to us. And that investigation told us what we already knew: The Russians were trying to meddle with our election. We all know that. There's nothing new with

The Price Plan was considered the conservative gold standard at the time last year. Many conservatives co-sponsored that plan. That plan looks a lot like what we're working on right

I feel at the end of the day, when we get everything done and right, we're going to be unified on

We're doing this step by step. This is how the legislative process is supposed to be designed. We're not hatching some bill in a backroom and plopping it on the American people's front

I see him as more of a chairman, as a president, much like many successful presidents have been, where he gets people around him who are detailed people who can execute those plans. That is not what we're doing. We really believe we are in a rescue mission here to step in and prevent this collapse from

We must repeal and replace Obamacare and that is top of our list this spring. We will replace it with a law that's better, that's more durable, that lowers costs, improves access to more affordable

The proper place, in my opinion, is the intelligence committees. They're the ones that have access to methods of intelligence

When you see with your own eyes the many challenges facing our law enforcement professionals along the border, it gives you even greater respect for the work that they do day-in and day-out. But more tools and more support are needed for them to do their jobs effectively. Congress is committed to securing the border and enforcing our laws, and together with the Trump administration, we will get this

I'm here to tell you, in Congress, it's not happening. But if you're worried about, you know, some deportation force coming, knocking on your door this year, don't worry about

What I do worry about, though, is if classified information is being leaked. That is

Obamacare is not simply stuck in some kind of status quo. It is getting worse by the day, and it will keep getting worse unless we

After the House returns following the Presidents Day break, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace

We've had a timeline for doing this, and we haven't changed our timeline at all. We're actually on schedule. We have to do Obamacare first. … Spring and summer is tax reform, winter and spring is

You cannot have a national security adviser misleading the vice president and

He's restoring the proper balance. And in our opinion he is undoing a lot of damage that was done by the last president, who exceeded his

Repeal and replace. If you're going to repair the American health care system, and fix its problems, you have to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something better: Patient-centered health care. Somewhere along the line there was confusion that we were going to take the Obamacare architecture and, you know, tinker at the margins and repair it. You can't. It is a collapsing law. We've always had different kinds of Republicans throughout our party. It's a big tent

A lot of that toothpaste is already out of the tube. I don't think you're going to go back and reconstitute the multilateral sanctions that were in place. I think we also need to ratchet up sanctions. I think what this administration is doing, which I agree with, is saying, We have a new administration, and we're going to hold you, Iran, to account. This last administration did not do

The "swift and decisive response proves that our new administration is serious about holding the Iranian regime accountable for its illicit

The best way to repair a health care system is to repeal and replace

I would be in favor of additional sanctions on

It's just the way the budget works that we won't be able to get the ability to write our tax reform bill until our spring budget passes, and then we write that through the summer. We feel the need to rescue this system here and that's why we're going with health care first, that's the first budget. And then in the spring we're doing the second budget, that's where tax reform

The Department of Interior's own reports show that mines are safe and the surrounding environment is

The president has a responsibility to the security of this country. What is happening is something that we support, which is, we need to pause. And we need to make sure the vetting standards are up to snuff so that we can guarantee the safety and security of our country. That is what this

Congressional staffers help the administration all of the

Clearly none of us want to see people with green cards get implicated in this. The rhetoric surrounding this could be used as a recruiting tool and I think that's

Our number one responsibility is to protect the homeland. President Trump is right to make sure we are doing everything possible to know exactly who is entering our

We've been working with the administration on a daily basis to map out and plan a very bold and aggressive agenda to make good on our campaign promises… to repeal and replace and repair our broken health-care

This is not something the Trump administration is planning on, working

We anticipate a supplemental (budget) coming from the administration. The point is we're going to finance the Secure Fence

This is about keeping Americans safe. I applaud President Trump for keeping his promise to make this a national priority. It's quite the opposite. President Obama used his pen and phone to exceed his powers in our perspective. Everything Obama did by executive order, this president can

Our goal is to get this done by the end of summer, which is for Congress quite

I'm just so excited we finally have a chance to do this because we have the House and the Senate and a president who is with us. If you can clean up the cesspool of the tax code and give us a pro-growth tax code, that is how you grow the economy, that is how you take power and money out of Washington and give it back to the

There are a lot of different ways of getting Mexico to contribute to doing

My understanding is this was written by somebody who worked on the transition before. ... This is not something the Trump administration is planning on, working

Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their

Chelsea Manning's treachery put American lives at risk and exposed some of our nation's most sensitive

We're working on it all together, it's not his or ours, it's together we're working on

Changing the way we tax imports and exports is a big part of that, and we're very confident we'll get it

This provides Congress with the legislative tools we need to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is a critical first step toward delivering relief to Americans who are struggling under this law. (…) Our goal is a truly patient centered-system which means more options to choose from, lower cost, and greater control over your

By taking this first step toward repealing Obamacare, we are closer to giving Americans relief from the problems this law has caused. This resolution gives us the tools we need for a step-by-step approach to fix these problems and put Americans back in control of their health

So, without getting into all of the legislative mumbo jumbo, we want to do this at the same time and in some cases in the same

We have to step in before things get worse. This is nothing short of a rescue

The law is collapsing. The insurers are pulling out. People can't afford it. The deductibles are so high it doesn't even feel you have insurance in the first

We have a responsibility to step in and provide relief from this failing law. And we have to do it all at the same time so that everybody sees what we're trying to

I think as he gets to know our intelligence community better, I think he'll learn to appreciate all the great work they do. He is obviously very frustrated at what's happening because it isn't fair and it's all unsubstantiated so his frustration is completely

Those are the things that we all believe in. We're completely in sync, planning on a daily basis with the administration for how to roll all this out. And that's what we're

This week, Congress is on track to put in place the tools necessary to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is the first of several steps that we will be taking to deliver relief to millions of Americans who are struggling under this law. We want to make sure that we move these things concurrently, at the same time, repeal and

We need to show that there's a better way forward. We need to show that even though this law is collapsing, we can bridge ourselves to a much, much better system. The pillars that we stand upon with replacing Obamacare – more choices, more options, lower prices, and more control over your own health

One of the things that we're focusing on is getting people back to work, is economic growth. You can't ever balance the budget if you don't get this economy

It is our goal to bring it all together concurrently. We're going to use every tool at our

You cannot fix a fundamentally broken law; you've got to replace

Well, they don't always get everything right. We've seen that clearly. But I do have faith that our men and women in our intelligence community are doing an incredible job, sacrificing for our country. But there's always room for

I have a hard time comprehending that, because the primary job of the commander in chief is to keep the country safe. And you need to get from your intelligence community, your defense community – especially when we have troops in harm's way – what's going

Our government abandoned our ally Israel when she needed us the

The Planned Parenthood legislation would be in our (repeal)

I think the guy is a sycophant for Russia…He leaks, he steals data and compromises national

We want every American to have access to quality affordable health

We're starting today on our work to deliver relief to Americans struggling under Obamacare. We need to reverse the damage that has been done. Then once we repeal this law, we need to make sure there is a stable transition to a truly patient-centered

We have a plan to replace it. We have plenty of ideas to replace it and you'll see as the weeks and months unfold what we're talking about replacing it with – how do we get better choices with lower prices by not having a costly government take over our health care, which is causing all of these problems in the first

This is the first step toward relief for Americans struggling under

The people have given us unified government, and it wasn't because they were feeling generous, it's because they wanted results. How could we live with ourselves if we let them down?feedback

We've got our work cut out for us. As your speaker, I intend to keep this place running at full

To reverse the damage done by this administration, and rebuild our alliance with

All members of Congress are required to earn the public's trust every single day, and this House will hold members accountable to the

We all know the so-called House Ethics Committee is worthless for anything other than a whitewash – sweeping corruption under the rug. That's why the independent Office of Congressional Ethics has been so important. The OCE works to stop corruption and that's why Speaker Ryan is cutting its authority. Speaker Ryan is giving a green light to congressional

While today's action by the administration is overdue, it is an appropriate way to end eight years of failed policy with

Any intervention by Russia is especially problematic because under President (Vladimir) Putin, Russia has been an aggressor that consistently undermines American

We are really excited about getting to work and hitting the ground running in

We can get at what he's talking about through smart tax reform. What his concern is, is legitimate – American companies are moving overseas, are shifting headquarters and factories

He was a very unconventional candidate. He's going to be an unconventional

Obamacare rewrote Medicare, rewrote Medicaid, so if you're going to repeal and replace Obamacare, you have to address those issues as well. Those things are part of our plan to replace

As far as what our plans are with reforming and preserving (Medicare), that's just something we haven't discussed yet with the administration and we'll do it as the year goes

This is going to be a game-changer. It will fundamentally transform the way that we treat and cure diseases in this

Now that Fidel Castro is dead, the cruelty and oppression of his regime should die with

She simply believes she's above the law and always plays by her own

We're all focused on beating Democrats on Nov. 8. All the rest of this stuff will sort itself out. I'm very confident where I stand with our

My focus personally right now is saving our House majority. I'm going to Indiana, Michigan, New York and Virginia today to fight for House

Clinton has "nobody but herself to

If a person wants to be the nominee of the Republican Party, there can be no evasion and no games. They must reject any group or cause that is built on

Trump "gave a unique Donald Trump response to the status quo... I think he passed a number of

Drawing from a wide variety of practical experiences and policy prowess, the members have what it takes to serve Puerto Rico and help get the territory on a path to fiscal

I don't think it means he's doomed in November. I think it means right here in Wisconsin, people know me very, very

They share my desire for political leadership that is inclusive, not divisive. It's simple to prey on people's fears. That stuff sells, but it doesn't stick.It doesn't last. Most of all, it doesn't

It sounds like just a joke gone bad. I hope they clear this up very quickly. You never joke about something like

I'm humbled and honored that Wisconsinites in the 1st Congressional District support my efforts to keep fighting on their behalf". He and his wife, Janna, were grateful and thankful for the

We're in the global economy whether we like it or not. The question is who is going to write the rules on the global economy – [we can't] retreat, not play the games, not get involved and let other countries write the

We are not the Democrats with superdelegates, we are a grassroots bottom-up party, and he got 14 million votes and others did not. And so he won the thing fair and square, it's a democratic process that one would like to think that we'd respect. And I feel as part of my responsibility of this job, all other things notwithstanding, that I have a duty and an obligation to honor this

I'm just going to rise above this stuff and I'm not going to get involved in some sort of petty back and

I see no purpose in doing this tit for tat, petty back and forth with Donald

They have to fix this agreement and renegotiate some pieces of it if they have any hope or chance of passing it. He was doubtful this could

Neither Speaker Ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for Donald Trump's endorsement. And we are confident in a victory next week,

They are offering a third Obama term brought to you by another Clinton -- and you're supposed to be excited about that?feedback

It's the last chapter of an old story: Progressives deliver everything except progress. Yet we know better than most. We know better than to think that Republicans can win only on the failures of Democrats. It still comes down to the contest of ideas. Which is really good news, ladies and gentlemen, because when it's about ideas, the advantage goes to

Next time there's a State of the Union address, I don't know where (Vice President) Joe Biden and (President) Barack Obama will be. But you'll find me right there on the rostrum with Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald

This year's surprises and dramatic turns could end in the finest possible way. When America elects….feedback

I can think of no better choice for our vice-presidential candidate. We need someone who is steady and secure in his principles, someone who can cut through the noise and make a compelling case for conservatism. Mike Pence is that

It's no secret I'm a big fan of Mike Pence's. We're very good friends. I have very high regard for him. I hope that he picks a good movement conservative. Clearly, Mike is one of

I think she is actually a liberal progressive. I don't think she's faking it. I think she is a liberal progressive. And I think she's sitting atop a party that's now run by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. ...Our party has moved right, their party has moved really left. I think the common ground, say that you had in the early '90s when I was here as a staffer is nothing like the common ground you have right

We've got big progress on big issues we all want to get done and we want to get our agenda out there and promoted before Cleveland so we are also out there talking about

We need to take a moment here. For reflection, for thought, for prayer, for justice, for action. Let's also let some healing occur,

It's been a long month for America. We have seen terrible, senseless things. Every member of this body, every Republican and every Democrat, wants to see less gun

You think I'm going to comment on every tweet? I didn't even see the thing when I commented on it, so I'm just not going to get into that tweet

We get taken out of context all the time, and I think his point was to put it into context so that people understood the context on which he was speaking about getting tough on

I really believe he's got to clean up the way his new media

That is something we should begin discussions with Great Britain to ease concerns so that we do have a smooth trade relationship with Great Britain because they are our indispensable

We want to make it simpler, flatter, fairer. Bring the number of tax brackets down from seven to three. Lower rates for everybody. Bring the top rate down to 33 percent. Close those special-interest loopholes. Consolidate those deductions and

I respect the decision made by the people of the United Kingdom. The UK is an indispensable ally of the United States, and that special relationship is unaffected by this

If this is not a political stunt, then why are they trying to raise money off of this? The reason I call this a stunt is because they know this isn't going

It is a responsible plan that assures the administration will continue to have the needed resources to protect the

We are not going to let stunts like this stop us from carrying out the people's business. Why do I call this a stunt? Because it is one. Let's all be honest

They are not trying to get this done through regular order. They're staging protests; they're trying to get on TV; they are sending fundraising

They know that we will not bring a bill that takes away a person's constitutionally guaranteed rights without…..due

Now we need to get this bill to the president's

We're not going to take away a citizen's constitutional rights without due

We're not going to repeal Obamacare when the current president of the United States is a guy named Obama. What we are laying out today is a first-time-in-six-years consensus by the Republicans in the House on what we replace Obamacare

Obamacare is fundamentally flawed. We're saying, don't force people to buy insurance. Make insurance companies compete for our

The purpose of this agenda is to show a better way on the big issues of the

I mean, frankly, people have to contribute money, people have to endorse, people have to really come through. We haven't really started. We start pretty much after the convention, during and

I feel as a responsibility institutionally as the speaker of the House that I should not be leading some chasm in the middle of our party. Because you know what I know that'll do? That'll definitely knock us out of the White

I don't know the answer to that question either. ...You can't make this up

We don't take away a citizen's rights without due process. If you have a quick idea in the heat of the moment that says let's take away a person's rights without due process, we're going to defend the

The question is, is going after the Second Amendment how you stop terrorism? No. That's not how you stop

I am not going to spend my time commenting about the ups and downs and the in-betweens of

The bureaucracy is not listening to the American people, and as a result less jobs, less businesses, less prosperity, lower wages. We can improve the economy by making sure the regulators respect the people they're supposed to regulate. That is not what's

I believe and hope that he's going to change and improve his campaign. We'll

We should not live above the law, and that is one of the cardinal sins that Secretary Clinton

The Puerto Rican people are our fellow Americans. They pay our taxes, they fight in our wars. We cannot allow this to

It's not too much to say that our enemies no longer fear us and too many of our allies no longer trust us. And I think this is a direct result of the president's foreign

We cannot take options off the table, because doing so telegraphs weakness to our enemies and emboldens

I regret those comments he made. Claiming a person can't do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment. I think that should be absolutely disavowed. It's absolutely

Do I believe that Hillary Clinton is gonna be the answer to solving these problems? I do not. I believe that we have more common ground on the policy issue of the day and we have more likelihood of getting our policies enacted with him then we do with

This to me is about saving the country and preventing a third progressive, liberal term, which is what a Clinton presidency would

I just wanted to have a good comfort level that these policies, these principles and policies are something that we would be able to work with him on and it took some time just to have those

Susana Martinez is a great governor, she turned deficits into surpluses, she cut

There's no update and we've not told the Trump campaign to expect an

This is not make-believe, Mr. Secretary. Veterans have died waiting in those

I represent a wing of a conservative party, you could say. He brings -- he's bringing a whole new wing to it. He's bringing new voters that we've never had for decades. That's a positive

I want to make sure we really truly understand each other. I represent a wing of the conservative party, you could say. [Trump]'s bringing a whole new wing to it. He's bringing voters we've never had for decades. That's a positive thing. The point, though, is can we agree on the common core principles that unite all of us?feedback

It was important that we discuss our differences that we have, but it was also important that we discussed the core principles that tie us all

There's no secret that Donald Trump and I have had our differences. We talked about those differences today. I do believe we are planting the seeds in getting ourselves

What we are trying to do is to be as constructive as possible, to have a real

We have to be a party that is – that is broad and inclusive, principled, applies those principles to the problems of the day, offering the country better solutions, and actually appeals to independents and disaffected Democrats. Donald Trump brought a lot of disaffected Democrats and independents into the party through these primaries. So I think the seeds are

We shouldn't just pretend our party is unified when we know it is not. We can't fake it, we can't pretend. We have to actually

If we go forward pretending that we're unified, then we are going to be at half-strength this

Discussions will center on "the kind of Republican principles and ideas that can win the support of the American people this

He's not yet ready to support

Freedom of religion is a fundamental constitutional principle; it is a founding principle of this

I hope to support our nominee, I hope to support his candidacy

We will need a standard-bearer that can unify all Republicans, all conservatives, all wings of our party, and then go to the country with an appealing agenda. And we have work to do on this front, and I think our nominee has to lead in that

I never believe our party is beyond the point of repair, of course we don't want to see divisions in our party, we are conservatives, we believe in the American

My job is to help unify our party. I have a very good relationship with both of these men, and I'm going to keep it that

Bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. have no business getting between you and your financial planner. But that's what the Obama administration's fiduciary rule does. It's Obamacare for financial

The administration should definitively rule out any potential workaround that provides Iran – directly or indirectly – with access to the dollar or the U.S. financial system. We hope that's the message Secretary Kerry delivers to Foreign Minister Zarif on

Reince was received extremely favorably. I'm so pleased that such a meticulous attorney is the head of the RNC because he is making sure the rules are the rules, that we follow the

We are getting our minds around that this very well could become a

Ronald Reagan could not have accomplished everything that he did without his wife Nancy. She loved her husband, and she loved her country. This was her service. It was her way of giving back. And all of us are very

I just laughed out loud. Sometimes, reality is stranger than fiction around here these

We are the pro-life movement that is here to stand up for the women. We are here to stand up for the unborn and we are here to stand up for the rule of

We are making legal preparations if the president tries to break the law. And what boggles my mind is that the president is contemplating directing the military to knowingly break the